Walk-By from the Pro (August 4th)

Ranchers,

Hope everyone has had the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather and take a break from the heat. The course has recovered well after aerification and is in pristine shape. With that said, we need to do our part in keeping the course immaculate.

Maintenance, care and respect for the course are absolutely essential to ensure optimal playing conditions. It is the responsibility of the members, guests and staff, without exception, to maintain course conditions at all times.

Raking bunkers is still an issue that needs to addressed. Please do your part in raking any alterations that you may have made in the bunkers. All bunkers must be smoothed every time a player exits them.

Please check in with superintendent Stephen Cox's latest Agronomy Weekly to see what’s going on with the course.

Another issue that I have seen over the past couple months is dress code infractions. Proper golf attire must be worn by all members and guest. Shirts must be tucked in completely at all times. This includes shirt tails. Hats must be worn forward, and, if you are dining with us, it is socially acceptable to remove your hat. Cargo shorts, shorts with protruding pockets on the side, are prohibited. Golfers must not wear denim, T-shirts or gym shirts while on the course or practice areas. All ladies must abide by current standards, fashions and trends in apparel in the golf industry. Please continue to keep our traditions and cultures rich by following these rules.

The accolades continue to grow for members of Spring Creek Ranch. On Monday, John Fisher was low qualifier for the US Senior Amateur Championship. Mr. Fisher shot a 2-under 70 at the famed Crooked Stick.

Dr. Michael Bibb and his son Austin won the Bloodline: Parent-Junior Championship over the weekend. The pair shot a 4-under 32. Congratulations!

There is still time to sign up for the sub-flights in the Meyer Cup! The Championship Flight is closed to due last week’s qualifying. The actual tournament will begin next Friday and continue through Sunday, August 13th. The deadline for the sub-flights is Wednesday, August 9th at 5:00 pm. The entry fee is $60 and includes lunch on Saturday.

The Cruise to Paradise is set for Saturday, August 12th. The event is a couple’s event, where we encourage two couples to play in a foursome. We allow member couples to invite guests. If you do not have a partner, don’t fret. We can group you up with other couples or individuals. It will be a 4:30 shotgun, with dinner after play. Please call the Golf Shop at 853-5650 to sign up.

Couples also can take advantage of the five Thursdays during the month of August when we will offer free cart fees to couples after 5:00 pm!

Football season is just around the corner! We will start to get your favorite team's apparel in over the next couple months. As always, let us know how we can suit you up.

Keep the birdies rolling,

Matthew Brock, PGA